Date: 08 Feb 2005

Parity-violation with electrons: Theoretical perspectives

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I review recent progress and developments in parity-violating electron scattering as it bears on three topics: strange quarks and hadron structure, electroweak radiative corrections, and physics beyond the Standard Model. I also discuss related developments in parity-conserving scattering with transversely polarized electrons as a probe of two-photon processes. I conclude with a perspective on the future of the field.

PACS: 11.30.Er Parity symmetry – 25.30.-c Lepton-induced reactions – 12.15.Mm Neutral currents